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The Well: Resources for Graduate and Professional Student Women and Women in the Academy

I just wanted to point everyone to The Well, “a virtual gathering place for graduate and professional women to receive wisdom, care, challenge, and inspiration as they seek to follow Christ in the academic world and beyond.”  The Well is a fantastic online resource ministry of InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries.  And, gentlemen, I think … Continue reading

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InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries at NCSU & Meredith College: Update, November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We here with InterVarsity’s Grad & Faculty Ministries at NC State and Meredith have so much to be thankful for this semester—not least, your generous support! What’s happening? Since April, I have raised 65% of my annual budget in pledges and donations, and since August I have been working full-time for InterVarsity … Continue reading

Dorothy Sayers on a Christian view of work, industry, and economic health: Part I

On April 23rd, 1942, as the German Luftwaffe were beginning a series of devastating air raids on Britain’s cathedral cities, Dorothy Sayers gave a lecture on the Christian view of work and on what a healthy post-war economy might look like.  World War II was a time of great austerity, as people tightened their belts … Continue reading

Brandon Withrow on Cultivating Empathy in the Academic Study of Religions

Brandon Withrow has written a great piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education on his empathetic approach to the academic study of religions within the context of theological seminaries and divinity schools.  He writes, Classrooms can be places of real education, but they can also be camps for dogma. And that’s troubling. Many seminary students are … Continue reading

Heaven, Hell and Philippians 3

Here’s the link to a sermon I preached at North Raleigh Community Church this summer.  I love this congregation!  It was so great to be with them.  They have become dear, dear friends and partners in my service to Raleigh’s universities. Let’s Follow The Right Example–Thoughts on Heaven, Hell and Philippians 3

Pete Enns On the Recurring Mistakes in the Adam/Evolution Discussion

Peter Enns just put up a great little post identifying some of the rhetorical maneuvers that obfuscate, rather than clarify, the current Adam/Evolution discussion.

A word from Lady Julian

So it is God’s will that we should hold on to gladness with all our might, for bliss lasts eternally, and pain passes and shall vanish completely.  Therefore it is not God’s will that we should be guided by feelings of pain, grieving and mourning over them, but should quickly pass beyond them and remain … Continue reading

At the End of My Rope: Facing Death, Facing Life

This past Saturday I climbed Moore’s Wall with my friends Michael and Tanner.  Because we only had enough gear for two and because Michael and I had a little more experience with climbing and with ropes, we went up first while Tanner waited at the bottom. The ascent was strenuous, but fairly straightforward.  Only a … Continue reading

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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